Alexis Stamatikos

Assistant Professor
Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences Department

Office: Room 218 Poole Agricultural Center


 Educational Background

PhD Nutritional Sciences
Texas Tech University 2014


Dr. Alexis "Stocko" Stamatikos is a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences at Clemson University. Dr. Stamatikos completed his doctoral degree at Texas Tech University, his dietetic internship at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and his postdoctoral training at the University of Washington. Since beginning his faculty position at Clemson University in 2019, Dr. Stamatikos has received funding from NIH, AHA, and USDA.

 Research Interests

Dr. Stamatikos' research interests include identifying mechanisms that drive atherosclerosis and developing novel therapeutics for this disease. Research areas of Dr. Stamatikos include vascular inflammation, cholesterol efflux regulation within vascular wall cells, and atheroprotective nanotherapy. The following laboratory techniques the Stamatikos Lab utilizes/employs include mouse husbandry and genotyping, end-point RT-PCR and qRT-PCR, immunoblotting, immunostaining, mouse aorta harvest, processing, sectioning, and staining, aortic endothelial cell & aortic smooth muscle cell isolation, nanoparticle/lipoparticle generation, and cell/tissue culture. Any prospective student who has relevant experience with these skills and is interested in atherosclerosis research is highly encouraged to directly contact Dr. Stamatikos via email.


All of Dr. Stamatikos' PubMed indexed publications are provided within this link (